Inland Northwest Health Services, Harvard Medical School, Sago Managed Service, & More Discuss Cloud Computing Solutions for Mobile Healthcare

Inland Northwest Health Services, Harvard Medical School, Sago Managed Service, & More Discuss Cloud Computing Solutions for Mobile Healthcare












New York, NY (PRWEB) August 01, 2011

The Institute for Health Technology Transformation announced today the speakers for their panel session entitled, “The hCloud at 30,000 Feet: Cloud Computing Solutions for Mobile Healthcare” at the Institute’s Health IT Summit in Seattle taking place August 15-16, 2011 at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel.

The panel will be moderated by Eric Wicklund, Senior Editor for Telehealth, Healthcare IT News, and speaking will be Peter Tonelatto, PhD, Center for Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School & Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Frederick Galusha, Chief Information Officer, Inland Northwest Health Services; Dr. Bob Bohn, Program Manager, Cloud Computing Reference Architecture, National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST); Mark Blatt, MD, MBA, Worldwide Director, Global Healthcare Strategy, Intel Corporation; and John Cox, Chief Information Officer, Sago Managed Service.

This panel will demonstrate that many remotely deployed applications that work on a laptop can also work on a mobile device in remote or virtual settings by using cloud computing through wireless technology.

“The Laboratory for Personalized Medicine has developed infrastructure, tools and methods to address the emerging and predicted needs of whole genome personalized medicine,” said Dr. Peter Tonelatto. “Now, we are focused on translating these tools to the clinical arena.”

The iHT2 Health IT Summit in Seattle is the premier executive summit focused on the strategies and tools that are re-defining customer care, collaboration and efficiency in the health care provider markets.

Sponsors and Partners for the 2011 iHT2 Health IT Summit in Seattle include: Absolute Software, Apixio, Catalyst Solutions, Carematix, Comcast, Drager, ICA, Intel, MMR Global, Nuance, Rubbermaid Healthcare, Sago Networks, Vidyo, vRad, AMDIS, CMIO, Continua Health Alliance, eHealth SmartBrief, Executive Insight, Frost & Sullivan, Healthcare IT News, HIMSS Washington State Chapter, IDC Health Insights, MarketsandMarkets, ReportsandReports, and SearchHealthIT.com.

About the Institute for Health Technology Transformation:

The Institute for Health Technology Transformation is the leading organization committed to bringing together private and public sector leaders fostering the growth and effective use of technology across the healthcare industry. Through collaborative efforts the Institute provides programs that drive innovation, educate, and provide a critical understanding of how technology applications, solutions and devices can improve the quality, safety and efficiency of healthcare.

http://www.ihealthtran.com

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Simply Retail Welcomes Chocolate Medical Ventures Chocolate Caf

Simply Retail Welcomes Chocolate Medical Ventures Chocolate Café as a Partner for the Simply Real Estate Service










Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) July 30, 2008

Simply Retail, the nation’s leader in customized healthcare retail systems, has entered into a partnership agreement with Memorial Health System of South Bend, in collaboration with Chocolate Medical Ventures Group. The Chocolate Café, operated by South Bend Chocolate Company and Memorial Health System of South Bend, will add to Simply Real Estate’s arsenal of food-service selections for hospitals and health systems interested in leased retail opportunities.

The Chocolate Café offers food and gift services in order to provide convenience and added value to the patient shopping experience. They offer healthy deli, candy, dessert and chocolate selections in a café or kiosk setting. The chocolate café model includes low-fat and sugar-free desserts, fresh custom salads, gourmet soups and of course, a wide variety of chocolate products.

Diane Stover, VP of Memorial Health System explained, “The Chocolate Café experience offers chocolate therapy, the newest type of “care” hospitals can provide patients, visitors and staff to enhance their visit.”

“Simply Retail is absolutely delighted to partner with Memorial Health System and Chocolate Medical Ventures Group,” said Kathy Husu, Vice President of Consulting Services at Simply Retail. “Our partnership is a no-brainer. The Chocolate Café is specifically customized for healthcare facilities, and we are excited to incorporate this concept into our upcoming client implementations.”

We expect patients, staff and visitors will judge if this concept is a good fit; we’re pretty sure they will love it!

About Chocolate Medical Ventures Group

In 2005, The South Bend Chocolate Company and Memorial Health Systems formed the Chocolate Café Medical Ventures Group to test the compatibility of the chocolate café experience in a medical setting. The experiment was a success and gave life to this innovative partnership created to help both companies establish market differentiation and generate new revenues.

For more information, please contact Diane Stover at dstover @ memorialsb.org, or visit http://www.chocolatemedicalventures.com.

About Simply Retail

Simply Retail was formed in 1994 and is the nation’s leading provider of Healthcare Retail. Based in Minneapolis, Simply Retail is a retail consultancy and management company with expertise in both retail planning and implementation, integrating retail operations with patient care through customized Retail Systems. In addition, Simply Retail has an alliance with a nationally recognized retail/healthcare architecture firm and has developed an in-house design department that creates customized design elements for each client. Simply Retail also has forged partnerships with POS vendors, concierge services and healthcare developers to create retail opportunities for hospitals, medical office buildings, ambulatory care centers, medi-spas, fitness centers and rehabilitation facilities across the nation.

For more information, please either contact Pam Donaby at 612-659-8200, ext. 10, or visit http://www.simplyretailinc.com.

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Nurtur Expands Exclusive Relationship with Leading Academic Medical Center to Offer Select Health and Wellness Programs

Nurtur Expands Exclusive Relationship with Leading Academic Medical Center to Offer Select Health and Wellness Programs











Signature onsite health and wellness programs from Duke Medicine and Nurtur


Farmington, CT (PRWEB) August 16, 2011

With a shared focus to promote and support prevention and lifestyle behavior change, Nurtur® and Duke Medicine have expanded their longstanding exclusive relationship. Duke Medicine, a world-class research, education and patient care institution, provides the proprietary educational health content delivered through Nurtur’s online health management system. Nurtur, the behavior change company serving employers, plan sponsors, health plans and government programs, will now offer access to signature health and wellness programs available through Duke Medicine.

The new marketing collaboration will allow Nurtur to refer members interested in onsite health and wellness to participate in the most appropriate programs at Duke. The onsite programs align with the Nurtur PeopleCare™ approach to support behavior change with individualized assessment, engagement and coaching.

World-class health and wellness programs from Duke Medicine are a marquee benefit for employers to use in supporting a culture of health, enhancing employee satisfaction and recruiting top talent.

John McCall, Operations Director, Duke Diet and Fitness Center and Duke Integrative Medicine, says, “We are very pleased with this extension of our relationship with Nurtur as it provides opportunities for Nurtur clients to access a variety of excellent and recognized health and wellness programs and clinicians.”

A dedicated Nurtur team will provide information to members that express an interest in onsite programs, will provide assistance with identifying the most appropriate options and will direct members to Duke personnel for program enrollment and registration.

Patricia Simmons, Senior Director of Client Services Health Operations Integration at Nurtur, says, “Nurtur is proud to offer access to onsite personal health and wellness programs through our partnership with Duke Medicine. This is an excellent opportunity for our clients and their employees who desire additional care and support to receive world-class treatment delivered by clinical experts at Duke.”

Offered at or near the 26 acre state-of-the-art healing environment at the Duke University Center for Living campus in Durham, North Carolina, onsite health and wellness programs include:

Duke Diet & Fitness Center includes comprehensive programs lasting one to four weeks or more to empower individuals to achieve a healthier weight and improved fitness for life.
Duke Executive Health is a one-day program to address the preventive healthcare needs of people who lead high-stress lives with concierge-level, expert and streamlined diagnostic and care planning services with an optional focus on cardiovascular health.
Duke Integrative Medicine is a team approach to healthcare in a state-of-the-art environment that combines the best of Western medicine with proven complementary therapies.
Duke Weight Loss Surgery is a comprehensive program designed to support the patient from initial consultation through achievement of long-term healthy lifestyle goals.

For more information about these programs, visit http://www.nurturhealth.com.

About Nurtur: Nurtur is the behavior change company dedicated to helping individuals improve their health and wellbeing. The company offers wellness programs and health coaching to educate, enable and motivate people at all life stages to address the life issues that get in the way of health as well as the health issues that complicate living. Nurtur life and health management programs include wellness, disease management (including Back Pain, Depression, Diabetes, Heart Disease and Respiratory Disease), episodic/catastrophic care management, work-life resource and referral, employee assistance and professional training. The company provides services to multi-market segments including employers, plan sponsors, Third-Party Administrators, commercial health plans and government agencies.

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University of New Mexico Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Dr

University of New Mexico Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Dräger Medical Inc., & More Discuss Telemedicine in Seattle












New York, NY (PRWEB) August 09, 2011

The Institute for Health Technology Transformation announced the speakers for their panel session entitled, “Begin with the End in Mind: mHealth, Telemedicine and Outcomes” at the Institute’s Health IT Summit in Seattle taking place August 15-16, 2011 at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel.

The panel will be moderated by Dale Alverson, MD, Medical Director, Center for Telehealth, University of New Mexico Health Sciences, and Immediate Past President, American Telehealth Association. Speaking will be Alan Snell, MD, MMM, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, St. Vincent Health and Indiana Health Information Exchange; Rebecca Kaul, President, Technology Development Center, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; Sukhwant Khanuja, PhD, Founder and CEO, CareMatix; Tim Weinmann, Market Development Manager, Wireless Patient Monitoring, Dräger Medical Inc.

The panelists will be providing valuable insight and perspective into how these technologies can potentially reduce costs, increase access, and improve patient outcomes. mHealth and telemedicine have the potential to redefine healthcare delivery by providing proactive, patient-centered care that transcends the boundaries of time and location.

“Telemedicine and HIT will play a critical role in health care reform, increasing access to care, improved health, and reduced costs,” said Dale Alverson.

The iHT2 Health IT Summit in Seattle is the premier executive summit focused on the strategies and tools that are re-defining customer care, collaboration, and efficiency in the health care provider markets. The summit will bring together over 200 CIOs, VPs, and Directors of IT from hospitals, health systems, and larger physician practices to discuss the latest trends and challenges in topics including: Telehealth, mHealth, Meaningful Use, Privacy & Security, Interoperability, Health Information Exchange, Cloud Computing, and more.

Sponsors and Partners for the 2011 iHT2 Health IT Summit in Seattle include: Absolute Software, Apixio, Catalyst Solutions, Carematix, Comcast, Drager, ICA, Intel, MMR Global, Nuance, Raffetto Herman Strategic Communications, Rubbermaid Healthcare, Sago Networks, Vidyo, VoCare, vRad, AMDIS, CMIO, Continua Health Alliance, eHealth SmartBrief, Executive Insight, Frost & Sullivan, Healthcare IT News, HIMSS Washington State Chapter, IDC Health Insights, MarketsandMarkets, ReportsandReports, Mobile Healthcare Today, and SearchHealthIT.com.

About Institute for Health Technology Transformation:

The Institute for Health Technology Transformation is the leading organization committed to bringing together private and public sector leaders fostering the growth and effective use of technology across the healthcare industry. Through collaborative efforts the Institute provides programs that drive innovation, educate, and provide a critical understanding of how technology applications, solutions and devices can improve the quality, safety and efficiency of healthcare. http://www.ihealthtran.com

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The Doctors Club.net Launches Multimedia Video Podcast for Medical Exams

The Doctors Club.net Launches Multimedia Video Podcast for Medical Exams










SAN DIEGO, CA (PRWEB) August 11, 2006

The Doctors Club, LLC., a privately held company focused on developing and providing preventive medical services – based on multidisciplinary conventional and complementary/alternative medical practices, announced today that it has launched an interactive preventive health program which includes multimedia interactive video podcast of medical exams, lifestyle recommendations and health tracking for clients.

The Doctors Club was founded by doctors to exam, educate and monitor clients in achieving optimal health via a network of medical, academic and fitness professionals; representing medical expertise in general medicine, preventive medicine, family medicine, sports medicine, cardiology, internal medicine, nutrition, aerobics, lifestyle and stress reduction.

The customized preventive video podcast is tailored to meet the unique needs of each client. The goal is to assist the client in achieving optimal health by understanding health habits through a series of interactive comprehensive examinations, questionnaires and lifestyle assessment tools. The Doctors Club provides the client an exam summary and recommendations via podcast education on the process of lifestyle modification, specifically how to avoid, monitor or reverse health related risk which can effect their life in coming years.

“The podcast is the new medium in disseminating health-related content of medical exams, comprehensive bodyscans which detect the risk for heart attack, stroke, cancer and other health related disease; medically monitored nutrition plans, fitness routines, and lifestyle coaching,” said David Mendiola, CEO of The Doctors Club. “With our podcast your medical information is available via a secure download in an easy to understand video format for reference in case of an emergency.”

The Doctors Club will expand services worldwide through electronic monitoring and video format in working relationship with other medical entities. “Our expanding direct presence internationally will help us in our mission to improve health worldwide through novel approaches to medicine.”

Contact:

Trisha Dinenberg

The Doctors Club

(858) 682-6353

http://www.thedoctorsclub.net

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